No delay for election campaign start

A meeting today of the heads of the IFE, the Electoral Tribunal, the Secretary of Government, and the Secretary of Health ruled out changing the electoral calendar. The PRD, the PAN, and the Social Democrats had all asked for a delay because of the swine flu epidemic.  The start of official campaigning is May 3, with the vote on July 5. The IFE and the Ministry of Health will coordinate recommendations for public events. Government Undersecretary Jerónimo Gutiérrez said that the decision could be reconsidered based on changing circumstances. (Proceso 4/30)

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